Photos: Long queues outside banks, ATMs & cash crunch chaos during India's demonetisation weekend

The minute Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes, banks and ATMs witnessed chaos and serpentine queues as cash-starved people jostled one another in their rush to get their hands on money.

Large crowds, including a number of senior citizens, were spotted queuing up to get their hands on the valid currency notes in order to meet their daily expenses.

Unfortunately, as of 13 November, most of the ATMs are still out of order, with the few that have been stocked up, running out almost immediately

The endless wait to get valid currency notes appears to be taking a toll on the crows, with reports coming in of elderly people collapsing. Two deaths related to long bank queues have also been reported from Kerala.

Reports of chaos and scuffle at bank branches and ATMs streamed in from different parts of the country on 12 November.

Some have also resorted to burning banknotes to get rid of excess cash. The burnt remnants of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes were found at a place in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh. The now invalid notes were also found floating in river Ganga.

--With PTI inputs

 
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